Jamie Leigh

Partner

We deliver cutting-edge legal expertise with practical business judgment. My job is to step up and execute in the most effective manner.

jleigh@cooley.com

Jamie Leigh is a member of Cooley's business department leadership team and co-chair of the firm's M&A group. Her representative tech clients include Uber, Tableau, Zoom, Twilio, Fastly, SunRun, Workday, Dropbox, Automattic, Levi Strauss & Co., Procore, Ellie Mae, Opendoor, Looker and MINDBODY. Representative life sciences clients include Medivation, Five Prime Therapeutics, Kite Pharma, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Principia Pharma, Forty Seven, Abaxis and Dova Pharmaceuticals. Representative investment banking clients include Qatalyst Partners and Morgan Stanley.

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Experience

  • Chegg Agrees to Acquire Language Learning Platform Busuu 

  • Virtual Reality Developer Within Agrees to Sell to Meta 

  • Cornerstone OnDemand Agrees to Sell to Clearlake Capital Group for $5.2 Billion 

  • Clarabridge Agrees to Sell to Qualtrics for $1.125 Billion 

  • Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion 

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Passions

    Seahawks football

    Flat water paddle boarding

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, 2002

  • University of Virginia
    BA, 1998


Admissions & Credentials

California

New York

Memberships

  • Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy - Advisory Board

  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers: Corporate/M&A (2021)

    The Deal: Dealmaker of the Year Finalist (2019)

    The Deal: Women in M&A – The Powerhouse 20

    The Recorder: Trusted Adviser 

    The Recorder: Women Leaders in Tech Law 

    Legal 500 US 2016-2021 Editions: M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: middle-market 

    National Law Journal: M&A/Antitrust Trailblazer

The Deal Podcast

Jamie discusses her career path, advising tech and life sciences companies, her work for MIRROR on its agreement to sell to Lululemon and more

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